With a ring of silver,

        And a ring of gold, 

    And a red, red rose

         Which illumines her face, 

The sun, like a lover

    Who glows and is bold, 

Wooes the lovely earth 

   To his strong embrace. 


This poem is in the public domain. 

About this Poem

"Dawn" originally appeared in Sonnets and Lyrics (Roberts Bros., 1892).